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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Dog - George - Victor


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 28 April 1942 as PC-1048 by Ventnor Boat Works Inc., West Atlantic City, NJ
  • Launched 12 December 1942
  • Reclassified SC-1048 and commissioned 9 April 1943
  • Rescues survivors from tanker Bloody Marsh, 3 July 1943 that was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-66 the previous day while en route from Houston, TX to New York and landed them at
    Charleston, SC
  • Visited Auckland, New Zealand between 19 - 30 November 1944
  • Decommissioned 6 December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 3 January 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 10 November 1946
  • Acquired in 1947 by the Atlantic Refining Co. of Philadelphia, PA and named Atlantic 112
  • Operated in 1959 under the Indonesian flag
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 148 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 15.6 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, two .50 cal. machine guns, two depth charge projector "K Guns," and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    SC-1048 90k 11 November 1943
    Approximately 300 miles southeast of Fiji
    SC-1048 standing by SS Cape San Juan after being torpedoed by the Japanese submarine IJN I-21
    Photo from Archives of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand taken by a RNZAF Catalina (PBY) of No. 6 (Flying Boat) Squadron
    S. S. Arkansan website
    SC-1048 78k
    SC-1048 334k Escorting Auxiliary Motor Minesweepers en route to a mine field in the south Pacific on 18 September 1944
    National Archives photo 80-G-315772
    Naval History and Heritage Command

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Oscar L. Ottarson, USNR9 April 1943 - 26 May 1943
    02LT Joseph L. Hoguet, USNR26 May 1943 - 12 December 1943
    03LT James H. Meister, USNR12 December 1943 - June 1944
    04LT Percy Sandel, USNRJune 1944 - 22 September 1944
    05LTJG Edward Frederick Kulakowski, USNR22 September 1944 - 28 January 1945
    06LT Clarence Smith, Jr., USNR28 January 1945 - 8 August 1945
    07LTJG Hamilton Cletis Jones, USNR8 August 1945 - 6 December 1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan and Wolfgang Hechler

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-1048
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